And in this Hockey-mad town, The Watertown Rapids "Squirts" of the Watertown Hockey Association spend their weekends challenging all opponents on the frozen arenas of Northern New York. They're a diverse group of nine and ten year-old kids who come from all walks of life. We have Military kids (whose mother or father may be deployed at any time). We have lifelong residents of this beautiful town, and we have some who are so new to the area, that their parents still need directions to opponents arenas. The one thing that all these kids do have in common...is Hockey.
Every year, these mighty warriors of the ice have their season culminate with a trip to one of the best Minor Hockey Tournaments in New York...The Pepsi Invitational. It's a tournament where the teams play in a round robin fashion, ending with the crowning of another Champion. The Rapids have always been there, and hope to once again head West to Buffalo in March of 2012. Unfortunately, their annual trip West may be in jeopardy this year.
That is why I'm coming to you today. My son (#12) is one the talented kids that make up this team, and just like him, I know that the teams hearts would be crushed if we were not able to attend this year. On the right hand side of the screen (under the photo of yours truly), you might have seen the donate button. All donations received will be used exclusively for The Pepsi Invitational. You can donate as little as $1, or as much as you see fit. Everything in this case helps.
Below, I've included some of the background information on both The Pepsi Invitational and The Watertown Hockey Association. I certainly do hope that you will consider a small donation to help these kids get to Buffalo. They may not all be future pro hockey players...but when they get to go to a Tournament like The Pepsi Invitational...they sure do feel like one. Thank you again for your support.
Holiday Twin Rinks & Leisure Rinks, along with the Pepsi Bottling Group, are proud to invite your organization or team to our 36th Annual "PEPSI HOCKEY INVITATIONAL" tournament. This year more than 265 teams from the United States and Canada will compete for House League and Travel Championships between March 9 - April 7, 2012. We encourage you to come and experience one of North America's most exciting amateur hockey events.